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A drop-off in startups: Where are all of the entrepreneurs?

6 a.m. September 21
Formation of new companies on a 3-decade decline

For years, Christina Marshall was convinced she would start her own company.

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Port labor talks turn on effects of automation

By James Nash, Bloomberg News September 20, 2014 6 a.m.

LOS ANGELES — West Coast shippers and dockworkers are struggling to reach a labor agreement as terminal operators replace as many as half of laborers at some ports with robots in the largest technological change in half a century.

Investment board expands choices to consider climate change risk

By Aaron Corvin September 19, 2014 6:21 p.m.

The Washington state agency that manages billions of dollars for public employee pensions and retirement accounts has expanded its investment choices to include consideration of the risks of global climate change.

Dedicated Apple buyers push to pick new iPhones

By Julia Love and Patrick May, San Jose Mercury News September 19, 2014 5:56 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Christmas came in September this year for Apple devotees, as scores of people across the country turned out early at the company's stores on Friday to get their hands on new, supersized iPhones.

Gauge of U.S. economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press September 19, 2014 11:46 a.m.

WASHINGTON — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.

Alibaba surges in its debut

By MAE ANDERSON, Associated Press September 19, 2014 11:19 a.m.

NEW YORK — Alibaba debuted as a publicly traded company Friday and swiftly climbed nearly 40 percent in a mammoth IPO that offered eager investors seemingly unlimited growth potential and a way to tap into the burgeoning Chinese middle class.

Singletary: Some tips for building good credit

By Michelle Singletary September 19, 2014 6 a.m.

As the old saying goes, no man's credit is as good as his money.

Analysis takes jab at Vancouver waterfront plan

By Aaron Corvin September 18, 2014 7:43 p.m.

The companies seeking to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver have thrown a counterpunch at the developer who argues the terminal will severely curtail his plan to construct a $1.3 billion commercial/residential redevelopment of the city's waterfront.

SAP will buy Bellevue firm for $7.36B

September 18, 2014 7:24 p.m.

NEW YORK — German business software maker SAP said it will buy Bellevue-based travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $129 per share, or about $7.36 billion. That's a premium of 19.7 percent to Concur's closing price Thursday.

Amazon expands its gadget lineup

By Jay Greene, The Seattle Times September 18, 2014 7:11 p.m.

NEW YORK — The newest version of Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers, which launch next month, will come with the requisite incremental innovations that make the coming generation of the devices lighter and faster.

Vancouver's ShopBox off and running

By Courtney Sherwood September 18, 2014 7 p.m.

A small Vancouver company helped set new records at April's Boston Marathon — not on the course itself, but at "pop-up" stores at the start and finish lines.

Apple's new big-screen iPhones draw long lines as sales start

By Tim Higgins, Bloomberg News September 18, 2014 6:31 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating robust pent-up demand for bigger-screen smartphones.

Malpractice suit dismissed against Vancouver plastic surgeon

By Marissa Harshman September 18, 2014 6:17 p.m.

A medical malpractice lawsuit filed last year against a Vancouver plastic surgeon and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center has been dismissed at the request of the plaintiffs.

Stocks hit another record high on good news

By MATTHEW CRAFT, Associated Press September 18, 2014 6:10 p.m.

NEW YORK — More encouraging economic news and friendly signals from the Federal Reserve cheered investors on Thursday, as the stock market climbed to another record high.

State: Some prospective pot shops may get the boot

By Sue Vorenberg September 18, 2014 5:44 p.m.

Two prospective Vancouver pot shops that haven't moved forward with the licensing process will have 60 days to do so before they get bumped off the Liquor Control Board list, a representative of the agency said.

Study asserts Vancouver waterfront project 'not viable as conceived'

By Aaron Corvin September 18, 2014 3:08 p.m.

A market analysis commissioned by Tesoro Corp. and Savage Companies says a plan to redevelop Vancouver's waterfront "is not viable as conceived," which makes arguments that the companies' proposed oil-by-rail terminal will negatively impact it "irrelevant."